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CAROLINE THWING
Pictured as: the Brown Water I (Brown Water Marine) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1978, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #41) as the Caroline Thwing for the Loyd W. Richardson Construction Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by Brown Water Marine Services Incorporated of Ingleside, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Brown Water I.

Powered by two, Volvo TAMD165 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.27:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAROLINE THWING
  • USCG Doc. No.: 600525
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3411
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 41
  • Ship Builder: Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 54
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 66
  • Net Tonnage: 53
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Caroline Thwing
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Loyd W. Richardson Construction Corp.